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Old 02-24-2007, 04:52 PM   #12
Join Date: Sep 2006
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Re: My Suggestions For Anxiety, Panic and Obsessive Thoughts

I just wanted to interject one thing. Meditation is not about success. It is about trying. I have been meditating on and off for many years and some days can't get thoughts out of my head for 8 breaths. In fact it took me months just to be thought free for 8 breaths, so don't be so hard on yourself and treat yourself with loving kindness. Even if all you get done is to sit for 15 minutes to a half hour and get relaxed and can't stop the thoughts, you've still relaxed more than you probably do in weeks, so it is never ever a waste of time. This is not something you will ever perfect, so don't look at it that way. Look at it as something to do to relax in the morning before you start your day.

Take care,